Once upon a time, a girl loved a boy but married another man. What a mistake, especially since that man has been using her as part of his sick plot to experiment on shifters. And he's got a plan to use their sons. Over my dead body. But Melanie might need help keeping her boys safe. Wes is keeping secrets, lots of them, but he doesn't have a choice. The people he cares about are in danger, and he'll do anything to protect them, but that struggle intensifies when the girl he never stopped loving is drawn into danger. Can this gator meet the challenge of freeing himself from the blackmailing grip of Bittech but also find a way to be with Melanie, too? Contains mature themes.